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Articles tagged with 'charity'

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The Ice Bucket Challenge won't work for your non-profit

Published Aug. 21, 2014

If you work at a non-profit, you are, no doubt, watching the #IceBucketChallenge with great interest. You may be wondering how you can make a similar initiative work for your organization. You can't.

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MACC Fund donations bring its total contributions to over $50 million

Published June 29, 2014

The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on Monday to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund's contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.

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Buy a date, help a kid in need

Published April 29, 2014

Dating in Milwaukee can be hard. So instead of spending all the effort to find that special someone, why not just buy yourself a date with one of the area's most eligible bachelors or bachelorettes? We're kidding, of course, but the fifth annual bachelor/ette "Meet Your Match" auction is coming up, and with proceeds going to charity, it's not a bad time to put your romance money where your mouth is.

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Walker's Point Youth & Family Center heals and empowers

Published Oct. 21, 2013

For the second year in a row, Potawatomi chose OnMilwaukee.com as a Miracle On Canal signature media partner. OnMilwaukee.com's charity of choice is the Walker's Point Youth & Family Center. Find out more about this local non-profit gem.

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Volunteers, emotion fuel Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Published Sept. 20, 2013

More than 18,000 people will gather on the Milwaukee Lakefront Sunday morning with the goal of raising $1.2 million to support the Komen Fund and breast cancer treatment and research. Their day of mourning, celebration, support and courage is made possible by the roughly 1,000 volunteers who spend about 10 months of the year devoted to the event and the cause.

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UPAF distributes $8 million

Published Sept. 19, 2013

United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) announced today that it will distribute a record-breaking $8,338,000 this fiscal year to Southeastern Wisconsin performing arts groups.

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Bonnie Blair's latest role: humanitarian

Published Sept. 5, 2013

Most Americans know Bonnie Blair as one of the most decorated Olympic speedskaters of all time, and most Milwaukeeans know her as one of our city's most famous residents. This summer, Blair channeled her fame for good, taking on a new role as the spokesperson for Catholic Relief Services.

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Pay it forward, Milwaukee

Published July 18, 2013

This story is a great. It's a feel good, pay it forward piece that saw 55 drive-through customers in a row at a donut shop in Massachusetts pay for the order of the person behind them.

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Lombardi: The next generation

Published May 31, 2013

At a recent media day golf outing to promote the Lombardi Golf Classic, it became readily apparent to me that the charity event is preparing strategically for the next generation. Let's be real without being morbid. Just as surely as the great generation of World War II veterans is passing before our eyes, there will come a day when the ranks of people who had direct relationships with Lombardi will no longer be with us.

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Get "Boston Strong" with these charity T-shirts

Published April 19, 2013

Milwaukee company Ink to the People, 6600 W. Calumet Rd., is helping two young Boston-area college students raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy on April 15.

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No dough, no show: Why you shouldn't take a gig just for exposure

Published March 16, 2013

When trained musicians play solely for exposure - except in the case of charitable and/or non-profit events - it devalues the work. Moreover, it means fewer paying gigs for musicians. Ultimately, it helps create a "talent drain" - sending top tier artists to other communities where the pay and prospects are better.

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Jam for Jamaica announces line-up

Published March 13, 2013

The fourth annual Jam for Jamaica Music and Camping Festival will be held May 16-19 in Sullivan. Almost 40 musical acts spanning a wide variety of genres and styles have been announced to headline the event, says event founder Craig Baumann.

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Local nonprofits need your help

Published Feb. 7, 2013

While there are many well known and deserving places to donate, there are also some that kind of fly under the radar and could really use some help. Here are a few.